Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

What do we look for in LAC members?

Local Advisory Committees are made up of local people who represent a diverse range of community interests. We seek people who:

  • are leaders in their community, with the ability to communicate to a broad range of interest groups
  • want to use their experience to make their community safe and better prepared for emergencies
  • are well-connected and can engage with a range of networks and communities of interest to gather a wider perspective
  • have a good understanding of local risks and issues
  • have governance experience
  • are analytical and strategic thinkers.

Sounds like you? If you’re interested in becoming an LAC member, get in touch with the team at LACs@fireandemergency.nz or fill out the Expression of Interest form.